Small Agency Awards Deadline Extended: Entries Due April 15

Program Recognizes the Best Ad Agencies With Less Than 150 People

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In response to numerous requests from the agency community, Ad Age has extended the deadline for entries into its Small Agency Awards competition until April 15. (But this is the last extension, so don't ask again.)

Now in its third year, the Small Agency Awards were established to recognize the power of small. Nimble, creative and independently minded, small is beautiful. More and more marketers recognize that, and Ad Age does, too. (Register on the Small Agency Awards site.)

We will also host the second annual Small Agency Conference and Awards Show, July 27-28 at the Brown Palace in Denver.

As we did last year, we'll award gold and silver in the following categories: Agency of the Year -- Overall; Campaign of the Year -- Overall; Agency of the Year in the three size categories; and Best Agency Culture. We'll also tap five regional winners (Southeast, Southwest, Midwest, West and Northeast) and an international winner.

Entry is open to agencies in three size categories:

  • 1 to 10 people
  • 11 to 75 people
  • 76 to 150 people

Entry is open to U.S. and international agencies who fit the above size requirements. Entrants must also be majority-independent owned; in other words, at minimum, 51% privately-held. Agencies who are not eligible are those who are either majority or fully-backed by a holding company (by this we mean firms like WPP, Omnicom Group, Publicis Groupe, Interpublic Group of Cos., Havas, Aegis Dentsu or MDC Partners). Got a question? Here's the FAQ.

To make this honor more accessible than most awards shows, we've kept entry fees low, ranging from $150 to $250.

Again, the entry deadline has now been extended to April 15th. To register, go to

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